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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #75 on: May 04, 2012, 03:29:41 PM »
Setting up an event for next week, I was 'checking the light levels' when this person 'walked infront of the camera'  ;D ;D
I really like this, little less motion blur would be wonderful, but hey, its candid, what can I say?

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« Reply #75 on: May 04, 2012, 03:29:41 PM »

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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #76 on: May 04, 2012, 03:52:07 PM »
One from Wednesday - she was just walking by our shoot :D


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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #77 on: May 13, 2012, 02:31:33 AM »

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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #78 on: June 01, 2012, 09:57:51 PM »
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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #79 on: June 01, 2012, 11:13:40 PM »
good point, I love the thread, nice posts, always interested in the settings.  I have some great candids that my wife grabbed with my 5dmk3 while im not home, she is trained to always spin it to "green" and fire away, if the flash is mounted to turn it on.  Im curious to see others settings or what they used in a pinch.  While not all candid are completely random and can be captured with some pre thought to settings if they are in manual and require an adjustment.  For example a 2nd/3rd shooter whose goal is a photo journalistic approach is setup for getting great candids, im assuming your goal in getting settings was making adjustments in a pinch.  even an expected situation requires an adjustment.  Although, I had a good laugh with a friend who is an amazing photographer, he handles sales for a photography studio and found out he has a gift for grabbing shots, he does branch into manual settings but has no problem when doing 2nd/3rd shooter, especially 3rd using all auto and jpg.  When all the shots are reviewed with the clients they (like many today, whole diff post, take for granted of good portraits and posed shots at events and are thrilled by the shots from a 3rd shooter off in the distnace capturing random moments.) use most of his shots for the album or request digital proofs to show off and post on facebook/etc

anyway sorry for the long reply, nice thread, keep the photos coming.

Don't forget to include camera settings, situation, etc.  We are trying to learn from each other how to quickly capture candid moments, NOT how to set up lights, position models, etc.

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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #80 on: June 15, 2012, 01:49:43 PM »

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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #81 on: June 15, 2012, 02:32:56 PM »
Captured this of our granddaughter just as my husband was wheeling her out of the shadows along a nature trail in the late afternoon. 60D, 300L f/4 IS, Av priority, spot metering, ISO 200, 1/1600, f/5.6
This is a crop of the original.
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« Reply #82 on: June 15, 2012, 03:16:08 PM »
My nephew Jonas seeing my 5DII for the first time  :D

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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #83 on: June 15, 2012, 06:43:27 PM »

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I LOVE this. Gorgeous picture! Thanks for posting it.


Captured this of our granddaughter just as my husband was wheeling her out of the shadows along a nature trail in the late afternoon. 60D, 300L f/4 IS, Av priority, spot metering, ISO 200, 1/1600, f/5.6
This is a crop of the original.
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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #84 on: June 15, 2012, 07:06:34 PM »
First one was unexpected, second one was candid. 350D body, 18-55 kit lens. (Still saving for 60D and some real lenses, thats why I came here  ;) )

I'd used a larger aperture if was more aware of the small apertures I was shooting with it at the time. Still, I like how these came out. :-)

Here's a sample of what your 2nd image would look like after some added cropping...  I think it helps focus the image and give it a more intimate character this way, bringing more interest to the subject.

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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #85 on: June 15, 2012, 07:22:29 PM »
i like this shot i took of a little girl sitting on dad's lap.  we were on a boat, while heading down the river.  this particular boat has a rear view mirror and i took several shots while they gazed at the beautiful scenery along the river - river bluffs, beach, tall hardwoods and wildlife were all out that day....this was my favorite shot though.

i'm sorry, gasp....i took the shot w/ my Nikon d7000 and the 28-300, which is my vacation/travel camera.  (of course i much prefer my 5d3 though)

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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #86 on: June 15, 2012, 09:44:12 PM »
Trying out my new 5D3 and 85L
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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #87 on: June 15, 2012, 10:05:17 PM »
Thank you for the compliment.  I consider it one of my best "accidental" captures.

 

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I LOVE this. Gorgeous picture! Thanks for posting it.


Captured this of our granddaughter just as my husband was wheeling her out of the shadows along a nature trail in the late afternoon. 60D, 300L f/4 IS, Av priority, spot metering, ISO 200, 1/1600, f/5.6
This is a crop of the original.
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« Reply #87 on: June 15, 2012, 10:05:17 PM »

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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #88 on: June 21, 2012, 10:59:41 PM »
I think it was Briansquibb was talking somewhere about using a tripod-mounted 400/2.8 for taking candid street-portraits at night.
I always thought that was a bit over the top ... until I read this.
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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #89 on: June 22, 2012, 02:12:13 AM »
I think it was Briansquibb was talking somewhere about using a tripod-mounted 400/2.8 for taking candid street-portraits at night.
I always thought that was a bit over the top ... until I read this.

I have done some with the 600 as well during the day. Hardest thing is to get a good line of sight.

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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #89 on: June 22, 2012, 02:12:13 AM »